Rosario Toledo (Cádiz,1977) Flamenco dancer and choreographer.
She obtained a Bachelor's degree in Spanish Dance from Seville’s Dance Conservatory. She began her artistic career in 1994 in Cádiz with the show “Por ley de vida” directed by Charo Cruz and Enrique “El Extremeño”. She was a member of Manuela Carrasco's company. She has performed in ‘Los Gallos’ and ‘El Cordobés’ tablaos in Seville and Barcelona respectively. In 1998 she received two national awards at the Cordoba Flamenco Art contest for “La Argentinita” and “La Malena”, voted unanimously.
From then onwards, she performed as a solo artist in the shows “De Cádiz a Cuba, la mar de flamenco”, conducted by Mario Maya and performed for the first time in the Flamenco Biennial, in “Solo por arte” by Javier Barón, “Jácara” by Joaquín Grilo, “Pura intención”, “Ambivalencias” and “Rinconete y cortadillo” by choreographer Javier Latorre.
She has been a guest dancer of renowned artists as Miguel Poveda, Jose Luis Montón, Ana Salazar, Jose Antonio Rodriguez and Arcángel. Her first performance closely related to theatre came with “Alicia” by Los Ulen (Seville Biennial, Lope de Vega 2004), as a choreographer as well as performing the leading role. The show “Cádiz”, produced by the Andalusian Agency for Flamenco Development, premiered in Cadiz at the Gran Teatro Falla in September 2006.
She has created and directed the following shows:
“Contrastes” opened in 2002 at Seville’s Teatro Central as part of the ‘Flamenco viene del Sur’ series. “El aire de Cádiz” premiered with a sold-out Joaquin Turina SALA in Seville as part of its Thursday Flamencos of Cajasol series in January 2007.
2007 would also bring the street version of “Del primer paso” in the Cadiz Dance Festival as part of the ‘Space for Creation’ series. She also took her ‘Flamenco en Escena’ show to the Arcos de la Frontera festival.
The last show of “Pasos para dos” took place in Seville’s 2008 Bienal Flamenco Festival, in collaboration with the Andalusian Agency for Flamenco Development, working with Ana Salazar and conducted by Pepa Gamboa.
In March 2009, she presented the indoor version of ‘Del Primer Paso’ at the Jerez Festival.
Nowadays, she works as a guest star and dancer for well known artists such as Arcángel, Dorantes and Jose Antonio Rodriguez. She is also on tour with “El aire de Cádiz”, “Del primer paso” and “Pasos para dos”.